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Sisid kahit may COVID! Oca Malapitan orders closure of resort operating during MECQ

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Caloocan Mayor Oca Malapitan has ordered the closure of Gubat sa Ciudad resort in Bagumbong for operating while Metro Manila is under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ).

Malapitan also ordered charges to be filed against the management of the resort, as well as officials of Barangay 171 and the visitors who were at Gubat sa Ciudad on Sunday, May 9.

Photos taken by the Philippine Star—which have gone viral online—showed the resort was packed for Mother’s Day. Tourism establishments are not allowed to operate under MECQ.

“Buong pwersa ng batas ang ipapataw sa mga may-ari at operator ng resort kasama na ang mga nag-swimming at ang mga pinuno ng barangay na tila nagpabaya sa kanilang tungkulin,” the mayor said.

Malapitan has ordered the revocation of the Gubat sa Ciudad’s business permit. An investogation will be conducted to find out how and why the resort was able to operate despite the Metro Manila-wide lockdown.